C. 72 percent of meat and poultry establishments have a functional food defense plan in place, up from 62 percent in 2009, according to a new Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) survey.
97 percent of large plants have a plan in place, while 82 percent of small and 64 percent of very small establishments have a plan, respectively.
In 2010, FSIS made the voluntary adoption of food defense plans a performance objective. The target is for 90 percent of establishments to have a functional food defense plan by 2015.
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Source: AMI - American Meat Institute